June 15th 2011 4:21 pm
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We just wanted to say, we are so very grateful for All that Every Fur has done to Help Us during this difficult time of Old Baby going to the Bridge. Those of you that have been assisting with Momma Shawna's Group, Christian Dogs and Cats.... We truly appreciate everything you've been doing. We Think Everyday is a little better than yesterday for the Kirk Puppers and their Pawrents... We are so Happy that Momma Shawna is able to be online while her sister-in-law is at work.
We've been busy trying to catch up on spring jobs never done, due to spring's late arrival. I've been supervising some yardword, windows,
screens and blind washing. Still lots of wind....so lots of sticks and branches to pick up. Trying to keep things mowed off between rains has taken both Gma and Gpa's efforts. I requested a raise in my supervising pay and I got it!!!!! More greenies and mini puppy biscuits for me! I've even helped Gpa with fence fixing... Caught a couple mice, a mole and a couple gophers. I finally decided it was okay for me to nap on Old Baby's fluffy pillow bed. I'm still looking for her. I still roll everyday where she took her last stroll. I still don't understand why she went to this bridge place???? I stick to Gma and Gpa like glue! I'm busy,busy,busy trying to take good care of them...just like they do me!!!
Gpa's 3 sisters come tomorrow to visit.... So we've been busy getting ready for them....Lots of extra attention for me! I have more people to entertain. I've learned to play soccer... Won't they think that is cute?????? Gotta go,my suppertime! Then Gma has to cook for Gpa,too...
See ya real soon...Cuz, I hope our schedule will settle down and not be so crazy...Hugs and Kisses, Mazy
We Love You All So Very Much!!!!!!!!!
May God Protect You and Keep You Safe
May 29th 2011 12:36 pm
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A poem sent by Minister Misty.... Just want to share this. These words cover, what we think of Our Dogster Puppers and Purrs. Get a Tissue, we have leaky peeprs,again... Oh My!
Hugs and Kisses for Everyone, Mazy
You are loving... as your own pain does not blind you to the pain of others.
You are wise... as you know the limits of your wisdom.
You are true... as you admit there are times you fool yourself.
You are alive... as tomorrow's hope means more to you than yesterday's mistake.
You are free... as you are in control of yourself and do not wish to control others.
You are generous... as you can take as sweetly as you can give.
You are thoughtful... as you see me just as I am and treat me just as you are.
You are merciful... as you forgive in others the faults you condemn in yourself.
You are beautiful... as you don't need a mirror to tell you.
You are rich... as you have the love of God within your heart.
May 28th 2011 2:37 pm
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Just wanted our pals to know we been zoomin' into pages to see your new pictures,diaries and happenings... We were tryin' to post comment in each one. Our Paws were so tired... We love the Big Barkboard to remind us what is New! Thank you for sharing with us.... We miss our runnin' and playin' in the packs...
Does anyone know why you can send a glitter graphic with a zealie this past week? What's up with the pics that come and go????? We were disappointed that the extra stuff doesn't go with our zealies now.... Anyone have this trouble???????????
Please pray and remember our Troops this Weekend!!!!
Ksses and Huggies, Mazy and Baby
Afro Ken & Chole
HD & SophieClaire
Maru and Milo
Ebony and Ceeley
Lexie and Buddy
Maizy and Pongo
Sakari,Sammy and She She
May 28th 2011 1:38 pm
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Good Day,ALL..... All the helps are so appreciated.... It just does the FURS hearts good to see Furs working together to find info.,post,share,pray,do whatever little thing we can.
One of our dogster furs from Okla. (Alisha, Momma's name) is going to Joplin to help out... She took Kirk Puppers contact info. so she can connect with them.....
Keep praying the weather stays cooler...has been the last 2 days...so not so miserable working in debris...searching for scraps of the old life. ND was warmer than Joplin yesterday.... that's a big change!
Sunday night, Joplin will have made it through the 1st. week after the tornado... They send their thank you's, their prayers for all of us. They are so overwhelmed by the dogster/catster families. Lots of tears woven through our phone calls. Our prayers provide them strength to keep putting 1 foot into front of the other... This is progress.......
For a little doxie, my paws sure took to the puter....I can now types puuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrttttttttyyyyyyyyyyyyy Fast, if I can get that Gma outta my way! Each Fur diary has a different post... Sure glad, I wasn't born, when the tornado went through this place... Angel Foxie,Old Baby and Gma and Gpa Nevers Forgets! I'm afraid of just bad wind...I barks, my little barker off and it just keeps comin'.... Gotta find another way to chase it away..... Coyotes were at my house last night! No wonder Gma and Gpa never let me outside without them....I wouldn't even be a Snack for a whole pack of them...
Hugs and Kisses, Mazy
May 26th 2011 4:23 pm
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Status: publish Date: May 26 2011 3:57 pm
Reportin' on the Kirk Puppers
We have been able to connect with cell phone several times this week. The service is hit and miss, due to towers down. There were 2 days we couldn't connect at all.
We apologize we didn't make it to my page to report in again. All of us furs, have crazy paws,runnin' here and there...tryin' to send group messages,crosspost to other groups,answer p-mails on a 1 to 1 basis,line up furs to help with lots, lots of stuff in Christian Dogs and Cats.... Keep track of all our endless scribbled notes.... so we don't end up, too crazy confused.
If, there is an easier way to do all this...we're New and wouldn't know, what it is? Just be patient with us, we have only been around dogster 1 yr. Our Ponderosa Pack thinks "Momma Shawna is SuperMomma! Did anyone see her red cape, go flyin' by, in some of these horrible storms?" So much bad nasty weather across the United States. We are praying protection over everyone,no matter where you live! We are thanking God for all of you, who have come forth to help us try and keep a promise to Momma Shawna. Dogsters and Catsters have Amazin' Hoomans for pawrents!
Old Baby said so, she is very Wise! She's almost 19, it's just around the corner.
Shawna and Bill had an appointment late today to meet with FEMA. Don't know yet, how they can help? Shawna was sick a few days before the tornado. She has to go to Memorial Hall, where they have a makeshift hospital treatment center. The urgency clinic said, she now has pneumonia. They will give her medicine. St. John's Hospital was destroyed, leaving Freeman Hospital. Unless you are in critical condition, they send you to the Memorial Hall. So now, she is barking like a Seal, again.
The cell phones still cut in and out but doing better with being able to get through.
So many hassles with the permit stuff to get onto your property. They did away with the need to have a permit.
They are trying to clean up some debris on the property.
Sure it will be slow going...Some purrs and furs wanted to contact Momma Shawna. The best way to do this is with the following address:
c/o JAYNE MYERS
4507 WEST 26TH PLACE
JOPLIN, MO 64804
This is her sister-in-law and they are staying there for right now. So, if you want to send her a note of encouragement to lift her spirits...Emotions are raw,you're tired, so much to do,
and where to start at 1st.???
Maybe in a week or so, we will have a cell number for furs to reach her. AT&T told them, those who lost everything, they would get them a cell phone. (so they can make the appts.and contacts they need too)... If they follow through with this plan, it will be just Pawtastic and beyond Awesome!
It's been a very BAD BAD BAD week for Horrific weather around our country.... So many thunderstorms,lots of hail,high winds,heavy rain,flooding and awful tornadoes. We have been watching CNN at our house. The weather for the U.S. is more detailed. There were 2 days this week, that there were 50 tornadoes in a day. This spring is listed at the wrost tornado season since the 1950's. We heard last night that 500 people across the U.S. have died this year, resulting from tornadoes.
Everyone keep praying protection over all the purrs,puppers and people across the world. Nothing in 2011 is unfolding as normal....We can not leave without telling you that Momma Shawna and the Kirk Puppers are cryin' and howlin' when we tell them about all the pmails... They said," Please tell them, we are so moved by all the prayers,compassion,concern and love shown our family. We love our dogster and catster furs very,berry much!!!! We miss you all, more than you can imagine... We hope to return,sooner than soon...."
Meowied and Barked by:
Precious,Mazy,Old Baby and Angel Foxie
Took ALL .... 16 Paws to Help Gma Type....
Hugs and Kisses
May 25th 2011 9:00 pm
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PleaZZZZZZ Pray for all the Furs and Peoples across the country who are going through all these BAD,BAD storms and tornadoes.
Our furiends the Kirk Puppers: Copper,Harley Davidson,Haro,Lucy and Ashton are O.K. but, Now Homeless! The Furs were not injured cuz their Momma Shawna laid across them and covered them with her body. Momma has cuts and bruises, but they will heal.....
We found out today that before Momma Shawna got the furs to the bathroom,they were in the hallway. The twister hit and tore the back 2 bedrooms off the house. She shoved those fur babies into the bathroom, throwed towels on them and laid on top of them.
Not a scratch on those precious furs....
The twister took the whole house away, Momma's SUV, trees and everything, nothing but rubble and debris left. We talked to Momma Shawna today.... We know it is very hard right now for them. The most important things are still with her. Her parents,son,husband,other family are O.K. Her precious fur babies...
Momma said,"The hand of God was on her, cuz the twister was trying to pull her out the back of the house, while she was pushin' furs into the bathroom." No power where they are. Have a small MP3 player for AM radio and Bill's Cell phone. Momma's phone flew right out of her hand....
Until Momma Shawna can come back to Dogster, we are trying to help keep the Christian Dogs and Cat Group, strong and stay active. Momma S. cried, on the phone, when she heard about all the pmails asking about her and how things are. She "thanks everyone for their prayers". We have an address posted in CDAC where you can send a note or card to lift their spirits. She doesn't have a mailbox of her own,right now....Or Pmail Baby, Mazy or Precious(she's the cat of the pack).
We know we are falling behind on reading our pals diaries and looking at their photos. We apologize.... We hope things settle down a little in a few days. Our Gpa finally started seeding crop, so our house is kinda crazy...Gma doesn't much care for 9 p.m. dishes, but so it goes....We miss our Groups and playtime! We promised, to try and keep things together, as best we can.... We pray, Momma Shawna can come back to us real soon! We sure Respect and Look Up to all those who lead a group...
Of-da! It is really a BIG JOB! I'm missing my Nappers and Mazy is missing her Hunting. (Teasing, we are just fine...) Miss All of You! God Bless All Of You,
Everyone, watch your weather and stay safe!
Bad year for bad storms....Hugs,Mazy and Baby too!
May 23rd 2011 2:20 pm
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Dogster members have been asking for the Kirk Puppers ID's. Here they are: Ashton 782176,Haro782176,Lucy776648,Harley Davidson776010, Copper775999 and Angel Molly Mae781734. You can send them messages through these ID's. We do not know how long it will be before they will have a way to see them? Please keep them and all the people in Joplin area in your prayers. Can also send messages to Mazy. She will pass them along as she is able... The coming days will be very,very difficult. We know Shawna and Bill have lost their home. We do not know when they will be able to look through the debris. Praising God that Shawna's son,husband,sister-in-law,mother-in-law survived the tornado. Pray for Shawna's furs...They were already afraid of bad thunderstorms. Sure any future bad weather will be traumatic for them.
We tried to call Momma Shawna a little before 4p.m. Daylight Savings. We received Bill's voice mail and left a message. We were trying to connect between storms. They will call when they are able. We will pass new information along.
We are praying they have been able to find their family members.
This morning they had no news on Shawna's parents,sister and her family or her brother-in-law. This tornado is now being reported as the 2nd. largest recorded in U.S. weather history.
Seven people have been rescued today. Wounded count is now at over 400 and death toll is now at 116. CNN is reporting, as horrific as the pictures on television are: they do not begin to show, how badly this area has been hit. More bad stormy weather is in the forcast. Pray for all the people in the path of these storms.
We are answering your p-mails as quickly as we can. Check back with your mails as you are able. Mazy
May 23rd 2011 1:25 pm
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Momma Shawna and Kirk Puppers,Joplin Missouri
SPOKE TO SHAWNA AND BILL ON BILL'S CELL PHONE...11 A.M. DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME.. THEY ARE ALIVE AND THE 5 DOGS ARE O.K.
SHAWNA AND BILL HAVE LOST EVERYTHING. SHAWNA WAS HOME WITH DOGS WHEN TORNADO HIT. SHE LAID ON THE DOGS IN THE BATHROOM. ALL THAT STANDS NOW IS 1 BATHROOM WALL. EVERYTHING IS TOTALLY DESTROYED.... HER SON WAS IN KANSAS....HE DROVE BACK AND FOUND SHAWNA. BILL WAS AT WORK AND COULDN'T GET HOME.
THEY ARE AT BILL'S SISTER'S HOUSE. BILL'S MOM IS O.K. SHAWNA DOESN'T KNOW ABOUT HER PARENTS,BROTHER-IN-LAW,SISTER AND HER FAMILY. HER SISTER WAS A PATIENT IN THE HOSPITAL THAT WAS HIT. THEY HAVE NO ELECTRICITY... SHAWNA HAS CUTS AND BRUISES AND IT VERY UPSET. THIS WAS AN F5 TORNADO. MORE STORMS ARE FORCAST FOR TODAY. BILL SAID, THEY HAD BEEN HAVING THUNDERSTORMS OFF AND ON ALL MORNING.
More storms are brewing in Joplin area. Will try and touch bases again with Kirk Puppers before weather worsens. Will post new information. CNN just reported, that FEMA and State Officials have never seen this kind of destruction. The National Guard has been activated. CNN just reported this is the 2nd. worst Tornado ever recorded in U.S. weather history.
The block by block search for survivors goes on. While the weather is bad and is slowing the search down. Pray for all the people and furs in this area of the country. Pray for all the emergency,rescue personnel and emergency assistance services.
They are doing their very best in a bad set of circumstances.
May 19th 2011 4:13 pm
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Popped in to share pictures of our beautiful Pink Azalea .....My human sis and the 2 grandkiddies gave this to Grandma for Mother's Day.
The Red Tulips are from our yard. They are God's gift to Grandma this year. They were snowed on twice,frosted about 6 times, beat by high winds a dozen times,etc...They still bloomed.... She was so happy! Then Grandma took the scissors, we went and cut about 4 dozen for the house. They smelled so Nice! They are on the southside of our house so you can't see them unless you are outside working in the yard.... She rescued a few late blooming pink tulips this week.
High winds all week,since the rain last weekend. Guess what? Statewide rain is forcast for the whole weekend....1.5 to 3" with some areas possibly severe downpour. Grandkiddies Party All Day tomorrow....Last day of school! Gma and Gpa are meeting them in Bismarck this weekend to take them bowling....out for an early supper. Neither of our small communities have bowling alleys, anymore. The whole family were bowlers. Now just No. 1 son, who lives in twin cities bowls leagues and tournaments.
We are on guard duty...Since I can't sneak in as a service pupper! I know Gma is going to Pet Smart for my food. This means....Extra Treats and Toys!!!!!!! Can I may a wish list,Gma???? My birthday is still 2 months away....
Pink Azalea Mother's Day
Red Tulips from Our Yard
May 17th 2011 3:59 pm
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Sometimes, it is very hard to describe to others what living on the Prairie is like... Our pupper pal,Lexie sent this to us. We are going to share it. This is one of the most accurate descriptions of the rural prairie, we've ever read. If you live in one of the Dakotas,Montana,Nebraska,Minnesota or a large part of Canada: you can relate to this writing on "Rain". Life on the Rural Prairie is so different from many parts of the world. Rural Prairie people tend to talk about the weather alot. The weather makes a huge impact in their daily lives. The weather plays a part in almost every aspect of their lives. Surviving the extremes of whatever the current season brings.
The past decade has brought major changes to most of the world, as what are now "Normal Weather Patterns." If, there is such a thing as Normal,anymore????? Right now we are stuck between rainy stretches and horrible high winds. Results have been: Your Spring Work is a good month to 6 wks. behind. Can't mend fences in high winds or you may eat your barbwire....It's difficult to service and repair equipment in this weather,too.
The tractors,plows,packers and other tillage equipment sit waiting for the weather to improve. All the heavy snow we endured this past winter and now we have Red Flag days... This means the wind is out of control...Sometimes, wind will gust at 45,55,65,75 MPH... Do not burn anything! A fire in these winds can burn 10's of thousands of acres, before it can be stopped. Also, if the winds are extremely bad, stay home! Those winds can and have caused semi-trucks, as well as automobiles to crash.....Patience is a very positive character trait. Doesn't do any good to Chomp at the Bit...The natives (born and raised here) are the Most ReZealant people.....(Gma is only 50% prairie stock. She declares herself a Wussie....)The stories she can tell from the past 38 yrs. of rural prairie life are endless....
Maybe this short writing on rain will give you a better picture of what those in ranching and farming, face day in and day out...
by Kathleen Norris (She wrote the book Dakota)
Until I moved to western South Dakota, I did not know about rain, that it could come too hard, too soft, too hot, too cold, too early, too late. That there could be too little at the right time, too much at the wrong time, and vice versa.
I did not know that a light rain coming at the end of a hot afternoon, with the temperature at 100 degrees or more, can literally burn wheat, steaming it on the stalk so it's not worth harvesting.
I had not seen a long, slow rain come at harvest, making grain lying in the swath begin to sprout again, ruining it as a cash crop.
Until I had seen a few violent hailstorms and replaced the shingles on our roof twice in five years, I had forgotten why my grandmother had screens made out of chicken wire for all the windows on the west side of her house.
I had not seen the whimsy of wind, rain, and hail; a path in a wheatfield as if a drunken giant had stumbled through, leaving footprints here and there. I had not seen hail fall from a clear blue sky. I had not tasted horizontal rain, flung by powerful winds.
I had not realized that a long soaking rain in spring or fall, a straight-down-falling rain, a gentle, splashing rain is more than a blessing. It's a miracle.
An old farmer once asked my husband and me how long we'd been in the country. "Five years," we answered. "Well, then," he said, "you've seen rain."
Hope you enjoy this special entry....Rain and wind is messing with my daily hunting time,too! When the wind calms down the rain is suppose to move in, again...Poop scoop on this weeks weather!
Hugs and Kisses, Mazy
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